Effective immediately, the Fire Chiefs of Dufferin County have updated the concern for fire danger to High due to the dry and hot weather conditions. This alert applies to the Town of Orangeville and across Dufferin County.

“We ask that residents avoid all unnecessary outdoor fire burning until the weather conditions change and we are able to return to normal levels of fire danger,” said Acting Orangeville Fire Chief Michael Richardson. “When danger levels are higher than normal, fires can spread more easily. If an outdoor fire is necessary, please be mindful of your surroundings.”

If residents are heading out of town this weekend, they are encouraged to check in with the municipality they are staying in for local conditions.

At this time there is no formal fire ban of outdoors fires in place, which means residents don’t need to report outdoor fires. If the situation changes, and a formal fire ban is put in place, an alert will be issued. Residents are encouraged to follow the Town on social media for the latest information.

For more information on fire safety, please visit Orangeville Fire Service’s web page.